Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Dudley Governors Support

Governor Support Training and Clerking

Dedicated services for School Governors - Helping you to govern well

Values and key roles

Every school must have governors who:

  • Are guardians of the purpose and aims of the school, ensuring accountability, transparency and informed engagement;
  • Ensure children receive their entitlement to high quality learning and care;
  • Ensure that public money is spent in the best interests and needs of all pupils and reflects the school’s priorities;
  • On behalf of the community, challenge and support the school


We hope that you will continue to place value on governor development and consider this alongside professional development for your staff, so that everyone involved in your school community has the opportunity to be informed, challenged and inspired to achieve the best for the school.

Core Courses

If your school has subscribed to the Governor Support Training Service, you can attend any of the courses offered, free of charge, subject to space being available.

To enrol on a course, simply click on the event you would like to attend and make a booking request. 

We make a decision about course viability 10 days prior to its scheduled date and notify delegates if it has been decided to postpone/cancel the session.   Please advise us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend as if numbers are low (below 8) it can make a difference between holding the session or cancelling.  Likewise on occasions there is a maximum number so it is important that you tell us you are coming.

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In-House Commissioned Training

Every governing body should plan to take time out from its busy schedules to spend time on its own development. It is valuable to ensure that the governing body is operating effectively, developing best practice and feeling refreshed and motivated for the job in hand.  Where a need has been identified, a trainer can come out either to deliver training to your own governing body or to a cluster of school governing bodies (this enables the cost to be shared or training to be provided on a reciprocal arrangement).  Suggested topics are listed on the website, but all trainers would be happy to discuss specific topics tailored to your needs.

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TrainingTraining We offer a range of training courses for new and experienced governors.

AboutAbout Find out about the service, meet the staff and read our newsletters.

Become a GovernorBecome a Governor See what governors do, view vacancies and apply online.

LinksLinks Useful website links for Governors.

DocumentsDocuments General documents and Clerking information.

Equality and DiversityEquality and Diversity Documents relating to Equality and Diversity.

DAGBDAGB The Dudley Association of Governing Bodies is here to help

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